Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

A more recent Arriel variant, the 2D was certified in May 2011 and entered service later the same year. This variant of the 2+ powers the Airbus Helicopters single-engine H125 and H130. The Arriel 2D is capable of a take-off power of 952 shp and a cruise power of 856 shp. The Arriel 2D features a combination of new and proven technologies, including a new axial compressor, a new HP compressor diffuser, new materials within the HP turbine and a new-generation, dual-channel, Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) linked to a completely revised fuel system.


28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator's H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. 

Commented Enrique Zepeda Navarro, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso CEO: "With this contract, we will benefit from the best engine support for our Arriel-powered helicopters. We are delighted to have Safran on our side as we conduct our missions".

Olivier Le Merrer, Safran Helicopter Engines EVP Support & Services, said: "We are extremely proud  to provide this support solution to Pegaso for their helicopters. We will deliver world-class services to guarantee the availability of the engines inside."

The whole Transportes Aéreos Pegaso fleet is now covered by SBH®. Founded in 1981, this Mexican helicopter operator provides on and offshore helicopter support. 

This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines USA, which supports more than 3,200 engines operated by 400 customers flying in the United States.

SBH® is Safran Helicopter Engines maintenance-by-the-hour service. It makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminate cash peaks, allow flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. It now covers 40% of Safran Helicopter Engines customer turbines' flying hours.

SBH® is part of EngineLife® Services, Safran's range of solutions for helicopter engines.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 95,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Helicopter Engines is the world's leading manufacturer of helicopter engines, with more than 72,000 produced since being founded. It offers the widest range of helicopter turboshafts in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries.

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